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June 26 Small Developer Seminar by Incremental Development Alliance

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June 26 Small Developer Seminar by Incremental Development Alliance

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability is pleased to continue the conversation around housing in our community with this opportunity. This Seminar on small scale real estate development is all about project formation. The Incremental Development Alliance faculty will take a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment. By the end of the seminar, aspiring developers will feel more prepared to take the first steps on their own project.

What: Small Developer Seminar
Presenters: Bernice Radle, of the Incremental Development Alliance ( and Buffalove Development; and Jim Kumon of the Incremental Development Alliance
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Where: The Space, 700 West Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Whether you are interested in becoming a small developer for a project in your neighborhood, or an advocate/local leader encouraging better building in your community this seminar will provide a basic understanding of how small projects work, what can make or break them, and how to get started building the kind of community you want to see.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals in construction, design, planning or real estate looking to either enhance their current practice or make career transitions
  • Volunteers or professionals in business associations, main streets associations, historic preservation groups, and neighborhood improvement groups looking to champion incremental development in their communities
  • Professionals in city, village, town management, economic development, planning, and related agencies who are looking to make it easier for small scale development in their cities
  • Nonprofit development professionals working in organizations, churches, and community or housing development who need new strategies for small lot development
  • Private banking professionals specializing in mortgages, commercial real estate loans, or SBA loans and professionals at Community Development Financial Institutions and Community Foundations who want to become more effective investors

The seminar is presented by the Incremental Development Alliance, a national nonprofit working to build local wealth in neighborhoods through ground-up real estate development.


Early Bird Registration Rate ($49) open until Saturday, June 8
Regular Registration Rate ($69) open until Monday, June 24
Last Minute Registration Rate ($89) open until Wednesday, June 26 (if space is still available)


A select number of scholarships are available for the seminar. We have $25 and $50 scholarships based on need and an honor system please contact David West at or (607) 274-5565 if you need a scholarship in order to attend.